So this spring is going to be hot for more reasons than one. In this case, it will be over congestion pricing.
Those that drive around the middle of Manhattan are pissed. Those that don’t drive could care less. So it will likely be those that drive that end up killing the plan.
In any event, the plan has already been slightly modified to shrink the zone where the $8.00 toll would be charged.
Now, the talks shift to adding public transportation alternatives. I guess not really adding, just increasing.
But there will be 12 new bus routes in Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx; increased service on 48 bus routes in Staten Island, Manhattan, Queens and the Bronx; 309 new buses; increase of service on the 1, E and F trains; and longer trains on the C line. [WCBS-TV]
So it will be nice to have more trains in service on many of the lines. Hopefully “increased” service means more than just one extra train.